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Keep Active At Home

Our Girl Scout movement is bringing online programs as a fun, new way to participate at home! From crafts to keep active to online badge and journey sessions, we have activities planned for all girls. 

Council Patches

Cave Explorer

Calling all adventure seekers! Enjoy the world of caving. Come along and learn about caves as a natural wonder, how to appreciate them as a habitat, and then stretch yourself as you explore! 

Patch Requirements


Fly Like an Eagle

The Bald Eagle is our Nation’s Symbol of Freedom! Not so long ago the Eagle was on the Endangered Animals list. As of recent years, the eagle is making a comeback. Follow along on the Eagle’s journey!

Patch Requirements


Living Like Laura

Laura Ingalls Wilder was a great American author who wrote down the stories of her family traveling in a covered wagon looking for a new home. Learn why so many girls love her pioneer stories.

Patch Requirements


Wild Goose Chase

Join our road trip adventure to discover the special, unique, and weird sites across our council region. Girls and their families or troops can take road trips to locations that make our communities unique and achieve the Wild Goose Chase patch. Embrace adventure and join our wild goose chase today!

Complete the Wild Goose Chase challenge for each region over the next five years to collect all of the Wild Goose Chase patches.
Southern Region Challenge
Quad Cities Region Challenge
Northern Region Challenge
Central Region Challenge
Dubuque Region Challenge

Complete a region? Submit your photos and order your patch!

Diversity Patch Program

The Diversity Patch Program is is designed to celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of our communitites. It begins with the Trefoil center patch, followed by 5 rocker patches that acknowledge the many contributions that each community has made and continues to make across our nation.

The program is for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders, and we encourage girls from all ethnic backgrounds to participate. 

The Black History Month Celebration Patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders to celebrate the cultural richness of Black Americans and those whose ancestors originated in the African diaspora.
Activity Sheet: English | Spanish

The Native American Heritage Celebration Patch is designed to celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of Native people.
Activity Sheet: English | Spanish

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration Patch is designed to celebrate the cultural richness of all people in the U.S. whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Activity Sheet: English | Spanish

The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Patch is designed to celebrate the cultural richness of all people in the U.S. whose ancestors came from the Pacific Islands or the Asian diaspora.
Activity Sheet: English | Spanish

The LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration Patch is designed to honor LGBTQ+ history, to celebrate the diverse cultures and identities of LGBTQ+ people.
Activity Sheet: English | Spanish


Anti-Racism Patch

The Anti-Racism patch represents the first Girl Scout My Values patch created by GSUSA to reflect the values of the Girl Scout Movement. Girls can wear this patch to show the values they believe in.

Girl Scouting prepares girls to be leaders in our world, to speak up, speak out, and take action for fairness, equality, civility, and compassion for all people, and to arm them with the courage, confidence, and character they need to make the world a better place.


Digital Activities Patch
Love Frozen or Star Wars? Play fun games with Anna and Elsa or help Rey on a special mission all while practicing your coding skills! is a great resource to learn about the skill of coding in a fun and exciting way!  |  Order your patch

Smithsonian Scavenger Hunt
Join your Girl Scout sisters at Girl Scouts of Lakes and Pines for a museum adventure! Play a game of “I Spy” in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History! The link below will take you on a tour of the museum’s permanent collection.

Start Challenge  |  Order your patch

Honoring Our Veterans Patch
In partnership with Girl Scout alumnae and veteran, Senator Tammy Duckworth, our council is giving back to Veterans through acts of service. To earn the Honoring Veterans Patch, follow the directions, and complete two service activities. 

Patch DirectionsOrder your patch

Leader Appreciation Patch
April is Leader Appreciation Month and a great time to thank the Girl Scout volunteers that make your experience possible. While you’re at home, create a video, card, or token of appreciation for your Troop Leader.

Pinterest inspiration  |  Order your patch

SWAPS Challenge Patch
Are you up for a special SWAPS challenge? We are challenging all girl scouts to create a special SWAP using materials found at their house! Get creative with recycled materials, look outside for natural materials, or even use dry pasta or rice from the kitchen!

Pinterest inspiration  |  Order your patch

Vision Board Self Portrait Patch
Start off by drawing a picture of yourself. Make sure to draw yourself wearing your favorite outfit, your hair just the way you like it, and with a big smile on your face! Then find some magazines or print off photos from the computer. Cut out words our pictures that describe you and paste them around your self-portrait.  

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Staying Connected Patch
Write a letter or color a Thank You note for someone who has stepped up to help others during this time. This could be the doctors and nurses working hard at the hospitals, the grocery store employees keep shelves stocked and providing service to customers, or first responders. You can also choose to spread some happiness to people living in nursing homes or patients in hospitals.
GSEIWI coloring sheets and templates  |  Order your patch

Random Acts of Kindness Patch
Brainstorm all of the ways you could help spread some kindness during this time. Could you help your parents around the house by cleaning up your room? Could you look through your clothes and toys to see which ones you could donate? Do you have a neighbor that could use help getting groceries or doing yard work? There are many ways you can make a difference in the world from your own home! Share a photo of yourself doing a random act of kindness to inspire your Girl Scout sisters!  
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Dessert Decorating
Whether you’re looking for new campfire recipes, natural food coloring, or cupcake science experiments, trust the experts at Wilton for some baking fun!
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At-Home Badges

Outdoor Art Maker Badge
Earn the Outdoor Art badges at home! Check out the list of activities for each age level to choose from and let nature be your inspiration as you explore, create, and design.

Daisies (grades K-1)  |  Brownies (grades 2-3)  |  Juniors (grades 4-5)

Mechanical Engineer Badge
Girls can learn the principles of mechanical engineering through fun activities. Daisies will design a board game to play with family and Juniors will build a crane to lift objects found around the house.

Daisies (grades K-1)  |  Juniors (grades 4-5)

Leap Bot Design Challenge Badge
Learn about engineering, gravity, and force by building and testing a Leap Bot.

Brownies (grades 2-3)

Household Elf Badge
Pick up some new household habits to help your family save energy, save water, and save the planet. 

Brownie (grades 2-3)

Key Quest Journey
Troop 8858 is putting their video editing skills to work and creating a video series for Girl Scout Brownies to earn the Key Quest journey! Keep coming back for additional updates in the video series.
Brownies (grades 2-3)

Gardener Badge
Spring is here! Now is a great time to explore the world of gardening. Earning the Gardener Badge is a great way for families to spend time together AND learn important science and life skills.

Juniors (grades 4-5)

Independence Badge
Being independent means making your own choices, while also taking care of your responsibilities without being asked! 

Junior (grades 4-5)

Comic Book Artist Badge
Delve into the world of comics! Readers of comic books must process visual, spatial, and textual components of what they are reading and integrade them into one solid understanding of the story. 

Cadette (grades 6-8)

Sky Badge
Find inspiration from the sky and see how science and the outdoors comes together to create a beautiful vision. Weather, pollution, and timing all make make our sky change - find out why!

Seniors (grades 9-10)

Water Badge 
Dive deep into water -- from its scientific origins to the joy of splashing around! Also check out how to make your own watercolors at home!

Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

Nation-wide Activities

Girl Scouts at Home
Girl Scouts of the USA recently launched Girl Scouts at Home! If you are looking for even more Girl Scout activities to explore, use these self-guided, free activities to keep your girl, your troop, and your community connected.


Keep the online fun going as a member of Girl Scouts!



Online Family Resources

Parents new to tracking badges and patches earned by their Girl Scout can download the family resource guide that provides basic information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Families can use the worksheets at the end of the document to keep track of all the badges and journeys their daughters earn at home.

Online Troop Resources

Troops can meet online to keep girls connected! Whether your Troop is social distancing or coordinating busy teenage schedules, meeting online is a great option! Before you get started meeting online, take a look at the Safety Activity Checkpoint for online Troop meetings.